Fri, Jul 01|
Edge of the West ft. Barry Sless
Cosmic honky tonk you won't forget! Featuring members with long resumes backing the greats of country, rock and bluegrass, the band cooks up an Americana stew of influences with a decidedly West Coast 70's vibe. $25 in advance, $30 day of/at the door!
Time & Location
Jul 01, 2022, 9:00 PM
Valdez, 350 Galena Dr, Valdez, AK 99686, USA
About the event
Blasting off for its 6th year on the circuit, cosmic country jam band Edge Of The West continues to expand its range, Its following, and its musical horizons. Their intrepid expeditions have taken them from Arizona to Alaska, Colorado to the Kona coast of Hawaii, bringing their psychedelic outlaw dance party to some of America’s most adventurous and colorful venues and festivals. Featuring members with long resumes backing the greats of country, rock and bluegrass, the band cooks up an Americana stew of influences with a decidedly West Coast 70’s vibe. All members sing and write, as they mix their audience-beloved originals with a huge catalog of eclectic covers, often leaning on the Dead, New Riders, and Gram Parsons, plus a wide range of eclectic chestnuts, rarities and songs by other allies on the front. Keep your ear to the ground this Summer for Edge Of The West.
Edge Of The West is not just an ensemble, it's an adventure - a group quest. In the last few years the band of intrepid explorers has toured relentlessly, playing wild and remote destinations, as well as in big-city markets throughout the Western US. They did two tours featuring as a guest the iconic pedal-steel master Buddy Cage of NRPS, they've opened shows for Lukas Nelson, Hard Working Americans, the Wood Bros, etc, and have played myriad festivals and club dates including top Bay Area venues such as Terrapin Crossroads and Sweetwater Music Hall. To ring in 2020, Edge of the West played a sold out New Years show with family favorites the David Nelson Band at the magical River Theater in Guerneville, CA. And the band has honored their heroes with special tribute shows to the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and a tour commemorating the great Gram Parsons - including a party for Phil Kaufman the Road Mangler - AT the notorious and sacred Joshua Tree Inn.
Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times - the Edge of the West
Guitar, vocals: Jim Lewin (Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton)
Bass, vocals: Bill Laymon (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Nelson Band)
Keys, vocals: Ken Margolis (The Choir, Bo Diddly)
Drums, vocals: Marty Carpenter (Freddy Fender, Lacy J Dalton)
Also featuring special guest Barry Sless! Fresh off a tour alongside Bob Weir, Barry Sless makes an exceptional addition to Edge of the West. These fantastic five are bringing Valdez, AK a whole vibe!